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  • 44,842

  • 16,319

  • 38,7%

  • 98,4%

  • 99,1%

  • 98,5%

Brackenfell was named after the farm Brackenfell, which George Henry Walton bought in 1901. He named is farm Brakenfell because the area reminded him of Scotland. (GPS coordinates: 33.8786 S, 18.6945 E).

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  • Raper PE. 2004. New dictionary of South African Place Names. Jonathan Ball Publishers.

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Key Statistics 2011

Total population44,842
Young (0-14)18,5%
Working Age (15-64)72,9%
Elderly (65+)8,6%
Dependency ratio37,1
Sex ratio92,9
Population density1775 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+0,2%
Higher education aged 20+38,7%
Matric aged 20+44,2%
Number of households16,319
Average household size2,7
Female headed households30,9%
Formal dwellings99,1%
Housing owned/paying off61,1%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage98,5%
Weekly refuse removal97,9%
Piped water inside dwelling98,4%
Electricity for lighting99,1%

Place names

City of Cape Town Municipality